well- i wanted to keep posting on our vay-cay, but life keeps happening(aren't you glad?)
i want to to throw a heart felt thanks to all the hard working fire-fighters who are working so hard to put all our wild fires out. there are so many. we are currently under no threat(knock on wood.) but we are experiencing a lot of smoke-making breathing an effort-we have sore throats, nausea and head aches. it's kind of a catch 22 as we need to keep windows closed to keep the smoke out yet we are so hot-needing to open windows-ugh! i haven't done laundry in days as i don't want the clothes to smell like smoke when i hang them to dry.
kama is pleased at the mountain of laundry growing-she sneaks in the house-climbs up a skate board to the top of the pile:
and she lays the golden egg!thanks kama!
normally we have a beautiful view from our front porch-now we see nothing but smoke. i try to trick myself and convince myself-i really live at the coast and this is really fog not smoke! ha! that's a stretch.
we were fed up with the smell and yucky breathing and wanted to go to the river- we decided to go to the north fork and escape it but we forgot about the cal-ida fire. i took this picture-so much for getting out of the smoke.we decided to stay as there was no escape. the river was a bit too cold for my liking so i practiced my banjo while liam and hubby swam.but we found a new swimming hole on the way home-not as cold-i could even enjoy it.- we named it tanager bend as we saw a beautiful one there leading the way.i did some fiber dying this past week end-i wanted to do some solar dying but since the sun was deeply covered in smog-it wasn't nearly as hot-so it was stove top for me. here's pre- steaming examples:sorry- no time for finished product photos-maybe another time. i'm pooped! gonna hit the hay.